Honest Beauty - Clearing Night Serum With Honestly Pure Retinol

Honest Beauty Clearing Night Serum With Honestly Pure Retinol

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • niacinamide
  • retinol
  • gluconolactone
  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • bisabolol
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • corallina officinalis extract
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil unsaponifiables
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • jojoba esters
  • melia azadirachta leaf extract
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • ribes nigrum seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +17 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Clearing Night Serum With Honestly Pure Retinol"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol, salicylic acid. These ingredients is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: gluconolactone

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"Wintergreen-derived salicylic acid treats and prevents future breakouts, while Honestly Pure Retinol helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and discoloration to support skin's youthful look."
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinol, gluconolactone, niacinamide.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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"Wintergreen-derived salicylic acid treats and prevents future breakouts, while Honestly Pure Retinol helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and discoloration to support skin's youthful look."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinol.

In addition, this product contains gluconolactone, niacinamide, salicylic acid. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: gluconolactone, retinol, salicylic acid.

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This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: allantoin, arginine.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide

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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - gluconolactone also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.5%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
6.8% - 8.3%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
6.7% - 8.1%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
4.5% - 5.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.6% - 4.4%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
3.1% - 3.8%
2.6% - 3.2%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
2.1% - 2.5%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.6% - 2%
Help oil and water mix together
1.3% - 1.6%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
1% - 1.2%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.95% - 1.15%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.8% - 1.15%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.75% - 1.1%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.7% - 1.05%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.65% - 0.95%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.6% - 0.9%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect helping neutralize free radicals in skin
0.6% - 0.9%
0.6% - 0.9%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.55% - 0.8%
Eggplant fruit extract. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.55% - 0.85%
0.55% - 0.85%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties but evidence is missing
0.55% - 0.8%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties, but evidence is lacking
0.55% - 0.85%
An emollient. Can be helpful for restoring skin barrier function.
0.65% - 0.95%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.6% - 0.95%
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that is rich in a fragrance compound eugenol that is a frequent allergen and can be irritating. It might also contain anti-oxidants to help neutralize free radicals
0.55% - 0.85%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.5% - 0.75%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.6% - 0.95%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.65% - 0.95%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.6% - 0.85%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and used to stabilize product formulations
0.55% - 0.85%
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.65% - 0.95%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.7%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.8%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.45% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%

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